February 06,2021– Detectives assigned to the Falmouth Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) have charged three men in connection with the shooting death of 51-year-old Andrea Lowe-Garwood, a bank manager of Brook Manner in Falmouth, Trelawny following an incident at a church on Market Street in the parish on Sunday, January 31.
· Twenty-three year old Leon Hines, a storekeeper of Rose Heights, Montego Bay, St. James who was charged with Murder, Illegal Possession of Firearm, Accessory Before the Fact, Accessory After the Fact and Conspiracy to Murder.
· Twenty-nine year old Javan Garwood, otherwise called ‘Janoy’, who was charged with Murder and Conspiracy to Murder.
· Dwight Bingham who was charged with Murder and Illegal Possession of firearm.
Reports are that about 10:30 a.m., Lowe-Garwood was in a worship session at her church, when a man posing as a member of the congregation walked over to her and shot her several times in the upper body. She was taken to hospital where she died whilst undergoing treatment.
An investigation was launced and it was later discovered that Hines had previously conspired with Javan Garwood and Bingham to kill Mrs. Lowe-Garwood. Hines allegedly drove a white Toyota Allion motorcar transporting Bingham to the church where Bingham shot and killed Lowe-Garwood. He then exited the church and went into the car that was being driven by Hines and made their escape.
Their court dates are being finalised.